The 5`2 Aviso designed by Cole Simler

Hanging in the studio with my new best friend!

I love the bottom on this board! Amazing!!

I love the bottom on this board! Amazing!!

The flat bat tail!  Cole took his original bat and stretched it out for the BD3...

The flat bat tail! Cole took his original bat and stretched it out for the BD3...

Top, bottom, and rocker on the new BD3

Top, bottom, and rocker on the new BD3

 

Number 1!

Number 1!

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Introducing the 5`2 Cole Aviso BD3!

I just got these shots emailed to me late last night.  These are the first shots EVER of the very first 5`2 Cole in Aviso Technology!  Ever since the release of the revolutionary 5`0 BD3 (trunk board) everyone has been begging for something a little longer and fatter to float the guy up to 200 pounds.  Well, Cole and the boys at Aviso have responded, and here it is!!  Introducing for the first time, the all new 5`2 Aviso BD3!!!

Number 1!

Number 1!

Johnny and the boys stayed late last night to put on the finishing touches!

Johnny and the boys stayed late last night to put on the finishing touches!

Holy quad concave Batman!!

Holy quad concave Batman!!

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New BD3!!!

The New BD3!! 5`2 x 21 3/4 x 3 1/4

Cole fine tuning the new BD3

Cole fine tuning the new BD3

Today we picked up the plug for the new Black Diamond Three (or Trunk Board as I like to call it).  The board looks INCREDIBLE!!! Cole took the 5`0 BD3 and scaled it up a bit, then added an extra channel to give the bigger guy a little more lift! When you see this board you will blown away, I know I was…

Stretch your imagination...

Stretch your imagination...

A lot of people seem to ask where the idea for the BD3 originated.  It seems to have been born out of pure necessity. Cole and our good friend Naki were collaborating on some new board designs when they began to talk about the difficulties of traveling with your surfboard.  The problem was magnified ten fold in places like Japan where most cars are fairly compact, and the last thing one of the taxi drivers would do is strap anything to the top of there ride.  I actually had this problem on my trip to Japan last year, when we were stranded at Yokohama Station for hours trying to get to our hotel (and when our ride finally arrived to carry the boards, it was a bellman from the hotel who had to carry our boards across town!).

Anyway the answer that they came up with was the Black Diamond.  At only five feet in length you could fit it in the trunk of your car (hence the name “Trunk Board”), and with Cole`s amazing ability to combine form and function, you have a board that is compact and rides like a dream!  When I first got on the original BD I went through a complete paradigm shift regarding what size boards I could ride, and where I could ride them. Everyone who rode the board absolutely loved it.  Not only over seas, but here in the states as well.  I guess the rest is history, and now after several upgrades we have the future in our hands today. Introducing the all new Big Guy BD3!!!

"I added an extra channel to give the big guy more lift..."

"I added an extra channel to give the big guy more lift..."

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